Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Kwesé partners with Kalakoda Boxing to beam the Friday Fight Nights Series in Nigeria

Kwesé collaborates with Kalakoda Boxing Promotions to bring the Friday Fight Nights series dubbed, Chaos in Lagos, to Nigeria on October 26. The much-anticipated rematch between Chomunorwa Sting Gondarenda and Tony Sugar Salam for Gondarendas WBF Africa Cruiserweight title will take place at the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Chaos in Lagos. With Kwesés [...]

4KUNIVERSE channel to roll out across EMEA

4KUNIVERSE, a 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) general entertainment channel, will soon be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after bagging a deal with Eutelsat. The channel will be introduced on Eutelsats Hotbird video neighbourhood on November 1 and will be reaching cable and IPTV networks. 4KUNIVERSE will beam original TV series, movies, [...]

Kwesé and Vodafone collaborate to bring VOD and live TV content to Ghana

Vodafone Ghana has inked a deal with multiplatform broadcaster Kwesé, to provide the video-on-demand and live TV content to Ghana through the broadcasters video streaming service Kwesé Play. This collaboration will allow Ghanaians to connect a Kwese Play digital TV device to Vodafones high-speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) or ADSL broadband service to access unlimited live TV [...]

iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment service across MENA

Vewd and iflix, the entertainment service for emerging markets, have collaborated to make iflix accessible on millions of Vewd enabled devices. With more than 15 million subscribers across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa, smart TV manufacturers and pay TV operators consider iflix a necessity in their app catalogue. iflix partnered with the Vewd [...]

Netflix partners with du and Virgin Mobile to extend its reach in UAE

Netflix will be available in UAE through mobile operators du and Virgin Mobile after an agreement has been settled. Netflixs subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) content will be available across the operators TV and mobile services in the beginning this month.  The chief digital lifestyle and innovation officer of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) the parent organisation [...]

SABC1 TV show Uzalo sets new SA TV records

SABC1 TV show, Uzalo has broken all records in the history of television viewing in South Africa with the second episode of its recent two-parter wedding storyline that reached 10.2 million viewers. Uzalo is produced by Stained Glass Pictures and has been South Africas most watched TV show and the number one show on SABC1. The show [...]

Nahoo TV introduces first shopping channel in Ethiopia

Nahoo Television launched the nation’s first shopping channel Mazesha Zone, exclusively dedicated to commercials, presentations and demonstrations of products. The broadcaster has already set up warehouses, delivery systems, e-payment mechanisms and credit schemes to facilitate the operations of the satellite channel. The station will start by advertising about 100 consumer goods and products, with the [...]

Tennis channel and WTA inked five-year TV/OTT rights deal UAE, Doha, Qatar

Tennis Channel and the WTA have inked a five-year agreement that will make the WTA available live on Tennis Channel live, over-the-top (OTT) streaming platforms as from January 2019. The collaboration includes Premier and International competitions as well as the WTA Finalsrepresenting more than 2,000 matches each season. The agreement allows Tennis Channel live, over-the-top (OTT) streaming [...]

Spotify launch Afro Hub to promote African music

Spotify, the world leader in music streaming, announced the launch of Afro Hub, a section dedicated to music from the African continent. This action was implemented as part of Global Cultures, a Spotify initiative to promote music from traditionally neglected cultural backgrounds. In a communication, Spotify announced, “Afro Hub celebrates and honors African culture and [...]